Blog: India

Planting for Profit

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

For a long time, I have been longing to see all of my villagers working together as a team, making decisions together, and doing projects together. Up till now, neighbors have functioned apart and even created obstacles for other villagers.

 

The Value of Computer Knowledge

Hoogly Village, India

Today, I would like to introduce a girl who is talented and a very good student. Trisha is a 13-year-old studying in the seventh grade. She is from a poor background and her father, Sunil, runs a fast-food shop on the roadside. She always used to score good marks in all the subjects in school, but she was facing a problem with the subject of computers. This was only because she didn’t have any facility to complete the practical practice. Trisha could not afford a good computer education.

Hybrid Seeds Prove Powerful

Jatapara Village, India

Recently, we introduced the idea of sowing hybrid seeds. These seeds are ideal for sustaining crops through unexpected weather changes (more, less, or no rain). Villagers declined, as they were not comfortable with this new concept. At the same time, it seemed they would have good rain in the beginning of this year. Eventually, this did not happen.

Dreams of Becoming a Teacher

Hoogly Village, India

When I look at my community, I see poverty, lack of education, child labor, and addiction everywhere. I feel a burden in my heart to help them out of their situation. But at the same time, I realize how helpless I am to do anything, because my own condition is not good enough to help them. I thank GHNI for giving me this opportunity to reach out to them and help them in their need.

Organic and Year-Round Crops

Jatapara Village, India

This past quarter offered many examples for helping Jatapara Village be self-sustaining. They never imagined that fish farming, goat farming, and selling these would earn them profit. They used to think only non-tribes could do this. Because we’ve earned their trust and support, we were able to train them in animal husbandry and agriculture, leading them toward greater income generation and improving their lives as well.

Change Already in Motion

Hoogly Village, India

We are thankful to GHNI for supporting us in transforming our community to better people’s lives to a healthy standard. Now we can hope to see our people in a better place, where there will be no poverty, no illiteracy, and no addictions among children, as there are now.

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